Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, died this morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Bragman said.
"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978.
Conway also starred in the "Dorf" series of short videos as a sawed-off golf instructor, borrowing the accent his Mr. Tudball character used. He joined the cast of the show in 1975 as a regular after frequently appearing as a guest.
Burnett said in a statement Tuesday that she was heartbroken.
Lawrence posted her remembrance on Instagram: "Hysterical, crazy, bold, fearless, humble, kind, adorable...all synonyms for Tim Conway".
His long and storied career earned Conway 13 Emmy nominations and six wins, including for a guest appearance on "30 Rock" in 2008.
"Harvey wet his trousers", Conway bragged. "He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven". A court battle between his wife, Charlene Conway, and his daughter, Kelly Conway, over his guardianship was settled in April.
The actor was a student at Bowling State University and served in the United States Army, People.com says.
Following the Allen show, Conway gained attention as the incompetent Ensign Charles Parker on the Ernest Borgnine sitcom "McHale's Navy" from 1962-66.
Tim rose to fame in the late 1960s and co-starred in the sketch comedy programme The Carol Burnett Show.
Conway, who was born on December 15, 1933, grew up near Cleveland and after serving in the Army worked in Cleveland radio and developed comedy routines.